BAIR­BRE POWER

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Don't miss Bair­bre's col­umn 'Midlife' ev­ery Thurs­day in the

As an­nual fes­tive par­ties go, the Marker Ho­tel’s fam­ily Sun­day is al­ways a big favourite with all ages. The ball­room turns into a for­est of fra­grant Christ­mas trees, par­ents tuck into the gor­geous food and the kids get to meet Santa and Mrs Claus. (1) Char­lie Sheil, the busy Gen­eral Man­ager of the sleek dock­lands ho­tel, donned a cool Santa jumper and min­utes af­ter he was pho­tographed with de­signer Sonya Len­non, I spot­ted him out­side, armed with a sweep­ing brush af­ter a del­uge of rain.

The great and good of Ire­land’s tourism, travel and culi­nary in­dus­try came along to The Mer­rion Ho­tel for the an­nual Blue Book an­nounce­ments in which six new prop­er­ties were un­veiled, in­clud­ing Bal­lyfin Demesne in Co Laois which is def­i­nitely on my bucket list for 2019. Bollinger Spe­cial Cu­vée was served and among the guests were Hazel Allen from Bal­ly­maloe, Paul Flynn of The Tan­nery in Dun­gar­van and (2) Catherine Dun­don of Dun­brody Coun­try House Ho­tel pic­tured with Marty Whe­lan who was MC for the evening.

Su­per Dub, Carla Rowe, stayed in blue, al­beit navy, for the glam­orous TG4 Ladies Foot­ball All Star ban­quet in as­so­ci­a­tion with Lidl held at the Ci­ty­west ho­tel. (3) Carla was pho­tographed with Dáithí Ó Sé, the MC, and Marie Hickey, Pres­i­dent of the Ladies Gaelic Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

Wind­sor Air­side Re­nault cel­e­brated its of­fi­cial launch with a lively sports panel hosted by Marty Morrissey, with their mo­tor­ing am­bas­sadors. Guests in­cluded (4) Le­in­ster rugby ace James Lowe and his girl­friend, Ar­nica Palmer.

PIC­TURE: KIERAN HARNETT

The undis­puted queen of eye­brows, Kim O’Sul­li­van, has just opened The Brow Lab at the Brown Thomas Beauty Lounge on Chatham Street with a new ex­clu­sive treat­ment called ‘The Tai­lored Brow’.

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